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06-Sep-16
James Dewar
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Lisa Young
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Lisa Young's first full-length poetry collection, When the Earth, was published by Quattro Books in 2011. LyricalMyrical Press published her poetry chapbook, This Cabin, in 2013. She is the former senior poetry editor for Existere: Journal of Arts and Literature. From 2011 to 2013, she co-hosted the WordStage Reading Series for the arts organization, the Association for Art and Social Change. Active in the writing community, she attends poetry retreats, literary readings and workshops throughout the year. Her poetry has featured in several publications including, Misunderstandings Magazine, Jones Av., Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine, Northern Cardinal Review, Open Book Toronto, The Toronto Quarterly, The Quilliad, and the anthologies, The Loyalty of Breath, and "L _ _ _": A Poetic Study of Relationships. Lisa Young's fiction has appeared in Rampike Magazine, Dead Gender, Dragnet Magazine, and the Maple Tree Literary Supplement. Lisa writes about the craft of poetry and fiction on her blog and recently had a personal essay published at the Elephant Journal. She's currently working on her next collection of poetry and is seeking representation for her novel, Appleland.
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06-Sep-16
James Dewar
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Clara Blackwood
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clara_obscura@yahoo.com
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Clara Blackwood is a poet and visual artist living in Toronto. She is the author of two poetry books, Subway Medusa (2007) and Forecast (2014), with Guernica Editions. She is currently working on a third collection focusing on the themes of trauma, healing and the shadow side of relationships.
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06-Sep-16
James Dewar
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Ricardo Sternberg
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sternber@chass.utoronto.ca
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Ricardo Sternberg was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UCLA. Between 1975 and 1978, he was a Junior Fellow with the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. His poetry has been published in magazines such as The Paris Review, The Nation, Poetry(Chicago), Descant, American Poetry Review, The Virginia Quarterly andPloughshares. Vehicule Press (Montreal) published The Invention of Honey (1990, republished 1996), Map of Dreams (1996) and McGill-Queen’s University Press published Bamboo Church (2003, republished 2006) and Some Dance, 2014.
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13-Sep-16
Lucy Brennan
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George Elliott Clarke
confirmed
torontopoetlaureate@gmail.com
Toronto, Ontario
000
Poet Laureate of Toronto (2012-15) and current Parliamentary [National] Poet Laureate (2016-17), Clarke has published 15 verse collections, won a bunch of awards, has books in Chinese, Italian, and Romanian, and has gone on international poetry-reading tours. His newest book is Gold (Gaspereau Press); his forthcoming book, in 4 volumes, is his epic poem, Canticles (Guernica). Part I is due out in November 2016.
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13-Sep-16
Lucy Brennan
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Georgia Wilder
confirmed
gwilder@chass.utoronto.ca
Toronto, Ontario
0500
I've never not been a writer. I work in all formats and have performed professionally as a spoken word artist in Australia, California and Northern Ireland. I've created limited edition art books of poetry and prose and I've written short stories for many years. I have a novel in process and I'm breaking into screenwriting. I'm passionate about narrative, the intricate subtleties of narrative structure and the theories around the archetypal narrative.
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13-Sep-16
Lucy Brennan
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April Bulmer
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april.poet@bell.net
Cambridge, Ontario
05025
April Bulmer was born in Toronto and educated at that city's York University, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in English and mass communications. She holds three Master's degrees:[1] in creative writing from Concordia University in Montreal, in theology from Toronto's University of Trinity College and in religious studies from the University of Windsor.
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20-Sep-16
Stanley Fefferman
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Souvankham Thammavongsa
Souvankham Thammavongsa
confirmed
feralgrl@interlog.com
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SOUVANKHAM THAMMAVONGSA is the author of three poetry books, the most recent of which, Light, won the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. Her story "How to Pronounce Knife" was shortlisted for the 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, and other stories have appeared in NOON, The Puritan, Ricepaper, and other places. She has been in residence at Yaddo. Currently, Thammavongsa is completing a collection of short stories and a memoir of her childhood.
Contact through Beth Follett
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20-Sep-16
Stanley Fefferman
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Norman Allan
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normanallandr@yahoo.ca
Toronto, ON
0500
Norman has been writing poetry for a long time when the muse allows, and he loves some of the work he has produced, and he is going to share some of his favorite poems with you. First though he wants me to tell you about the Renaisance Revival, a poetry workshop that meets on the third wednesday of the month: that's tomorrow. He has fliers.
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20-Sep-16
Stanley Fefferman
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Owain Nicholson
confirmed
opnicholson@gmail.com
Toronto, Ontario
0500
Owain Nicholson is a poet from the winters of Winnipeg, Manitoba and the summers of the West Kootenays. He has been a practicing archaeologist and his writing draws inspiration across disciplines, and the entirty of human history.
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20-Sep-164spare0500
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27-Sep-16
Lucy Brennan
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Stephanie Yorke
27 7250 85227
confirmed
stephaniejoanyorke@gmail.com
Johannesburg, Gauteng
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Stephanie Yorke writes poetry, fiction, and words for music. She has published a book and quite a few individual works in magazines and journals. She lives in Johannesburg, but is on the Toronto Island for the month of September.
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27-Sep-16
Lucy Brennan
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Roger Greenwald
415 557-3334
confirmed
Roger.greenwald@gmail.com
Toronto, ON
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ROGER GREENWALD attended The City College of New York and the Poetry Project workshop at St. Mark’s Church In-the-Bowery, then completed graduate degrees at the University of Toronto. He has won two CBC Literary Awards (poetry and travel literature), as well as many awards for translation from Scandinavian languages. He has published two books of poems, Connecting Flight and Slow Mountain Train.
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27-Sep-16
Lucy Brennan
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Stedmond Pardy
confirmed
Corso-ian7002@hotmail.com
Toronto0500
Stedmond Pardy is a Left handed Poet, & Proud high school dropout, " ....He has had two one man Shows held at Reg Hartt's, "The Cineforum," appeared on Howl 89.5 FM three times, and has read his work at various venues around the city..He is the Author of Two Chapbooks of Poetry, & Has just released a Cd of Poetry called “Drugs”. The quotes, "an Artist is an Instrument through which the Universe reveals itself" and "word poetry is for everyman, but Soul poetry, alas, is not heavily Distributed", are the words he TRIES to live by.
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04-Oct-16none1
Richard Osler
6048367875
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osler@shaw.ca
Toronto, ON
0500
Richard Osler was born in Toronto and now lives in Duncan on Vancouver Island, where he facilitates poetry writing retreats and, also, weekly poetry workshops at The Cedars, an addiction recovery centre. His chapbook of short poems Where the Water Lives was published by Leaf Press in 2012. His poems have appeared in many journals. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Malahat Open Season Awards in poetry and in 2015 he was longlisted for the PRISM International Poetry Prize. His other writing includes chapters in The Rock Rabbit and the Rainbow: Laurens van der Post Among Friends and The Latest Morningside Papers by Peter Gzowski.
6048367875
Duncan , British Columbia
2016-10-04
Writers Union of Canada
Richard Osler, 65, has relied on words all his life to make a living: as a business journalist, finacial analyst writing financial reports and as a money manager. But in recent years words have helped him make a life as a poet and poetry therapist at an addiction recovery center near where he lives in Duncan on Vancouver Island.
First Reader (approx 8:15 - 8:35)
Hyaena Season, $18.
Hyaena Season, Quattro Books, 2016; Where the Water Lives, Leaf Press, 2012
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recoveringwords.com
Believe it or not it was in Venice. At a poetry retreat with Marie Howe. We had 24 hours to compose a poem by memory without writing anything down and then we had to recite it outloud to our fellow poets. Not once but twice! I still remember the long poem a woman recited about Venician sex workers and the apartment building constructed a few hundred years ago to house those workers at the end of their careers to prevent them becoming homeless.
My poem would be about the strangeness of being human, the sense of never being at home on our home planet, this sense of being " stranger/ than any dtranger I will meet."
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04-Oct-16none2
Maureen Hynes
647 526 2667
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hynes.maureen@gmail.com
Toronto, Ontario
0500
Maureen Hynes’s poetry collection, Rough Skin, won the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Award for best first book of poetry by a Canadian. Subsequent collections are Harm’s Way, Marrow, Willow. Her most recent book, The Poison Colour, was nominated in 2016 for both the Pat Lowther and the Raymond Souster Awards. Her poetry has been included in over 20 anthologies, including Best Canadian Poems in English (2010), and twice longlisted for the CBC Canada Reads poetry contest. Maureen teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies and is poetry editor for Our Times magazine. www.maureenhynes.com
647 526 2667
Toronto, Ontario
2016-10-04
yes
Maureen Hynes’s poetry collection, Rough Skin, won the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Award for best first book of poetry by a Canadian. Subsequent collections are Harm’s Way, Marrow, Willow. Her most recent book, The Poison Colour, was nominated in 2016 for both the Pat Lowther and the Raymond Souster Awards. Her poetry has been included in over 20 anthologies, including Best Canadian Poems in English (2010), and twice longlisted for the CBC Canada Reads poetry contest. Maureen teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies and is poetry editor for Our Times magazine. www.maureenhynes.com
Second Reader (approx 8:50 - 9:15)
The Poison Colour $20
Rough Skin, Wolsak & Wynn 1995; Harm’s Way, Brick Books, 2001; Marrow, Willow, Pedlar Press, 2011; The Poison Colour, Pedlar Press, 2015
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FB: Maureen Hynes; website: www.maureenhynes.com
Whoa! Tough question! I think digging into a poem I'm reading in a book or journal, drawn into it, going back for 3 or 4 reads, then trying to take apart how it gets its power.
My poem would be one of a joy undercut by grief, pleasure undercut by dread, and most likely drawn from a personal experience, a current or historical event.
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04-Oct-16none3
Kate Marshall Flaherty
647-284-3447
confirmed
kkkkatie@sympatico.ca
Toronto, Ontario
0500
Kate Marshall Flaherty has poems published in Canadian journals such as CV2, Descant, Grain, Malahat Review, and Vallum, American journals Saranac Review and Nimrod, and international anthologies including Not A Muse: Women's Poetry Around the World. She was shortlisted for Descant's Best Canadian Poem, the Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize, and the Robert Frost Poetry Prize. Her previous books include where we are going (Piquant Press) and Reaching V (Guernica Editions), and her latest book is Stone Soup (Quattro Books). She guides Golden Rule Leadership Retreats and "Writing from Within: Writing as a Spiritual Practice" workshops, and teaches yoga/meditation in Toronto. She is a certified creative writing guide in the AWA (Amherst Writers and Artists) Method.
647-284-3447
Toronto Ontario
2016-09-20
yes
Kate Marshall Flaherty’s recent books, are “Stone Soup,” Quattro Books, and “Reaching V,” Guernica Editions. She’s been published in journals such as CV2, Descant, Grain, Malahat Review and Vallum, was Shortlisted for Descant’s Best Canadian Poem, the Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize and Robert Frost Poetry Prizes and guides StillPoint Writers’ Retreats.
Third Reader (appsox 9:30 - 9:50)
Stone Soup and "ReachingV", each for only $10
Stone Soup, Quattro Books, 2016 and "ReachingV", Guernica Editions, 2015
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Poets.ca Inkslingers The Ontario Poetry Society
An amazing night of poetry and music at Black Swan for my 50th birthday
My poem would be about inter-connectedness, and the many amazing signs of one-ness
I am honoured to be asked to be one of the first features of the new Art Bar series and I thank Rob for his detemination and love in this project:)
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11-Oct-16none1
Robin Richardson
647-668-3461
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knifehypnosis@gmail.com
Toronto, Ontario
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Robin Richardson is the author of two collections of poetry, and is Editor-in-Chief at Minola Review. Her work is forthcoming in POETRY, and has appeared in Tin House, Partisan, Joyland, The North American Review, and Hazlitt, among others. She holds an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She has been shortlisted for the CBC, Walrus, and Lemon Hound Poetry Prizes. Richardson's latest collection, Sit How You Want, is forthcoming with Véhicule Press. Poems from the collection have been adapted to song by composer Andrew Staniland for The Brooklyn Art Song Society, and premiered in 2016 in New York.
647-668-3461
Toronto, Ontario
1985-03-01
yes
Robin Richardson is the author of two collections of poetry, and is Editor-in-Chief at Minola Review. Her work is forthcoming in POETRY, and has appeared in Tin House, Partisan, Joyland, The North American Review, and Hazlitt, among others. She holds an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She has been shortlisted for the CBC, Walrus, and Lemon Hound Poetry Prizes. Richardson’s latest collection, Sit How You Want, is forthcoming with Véhicule Press. Poems from the collection have been adapted to song by composer Andrew Staniland for The Brooklyn Art Song Society, and premiered in 2016 in New York.
No Preference
Knife Throwing Through Self Hypnosis $20 and Grunt of the Minotaur $15
Same as above
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knifehypnosis.com
Intimate, intense
Sex and Power
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11-Oct-16none2
Jenny Sampirisi
4162721684
confirmed
otherclutter@gmail.com
Toronto0500
Jenny Sampirisi is the author of Croak, a dramatic poem about Frogs and Girls morphing together, and Is/Was, a novel about a town disrupted by a missing child. She is the recipient of the K.M. Hunter Artist Award for literature. She is a lecturer at Ryerson University where she teaches English literature and creative writing.
4162721684
Toronto
2016-10-11no
Jenny Sampirisi is the author of Croak, a dramatic poem about Frogs and Girls morphing together, and Is/Was, a novel about a town disrupted by a missing child. She is the recipient of the K.M. Hunter Artist Award for literature. She is a lecturer at Ryerson University where she teaches English literature and creative writing.
No Preference
Croak: $12, Is/Was: $12
Yes, Video record my reading
Croak, Coach House Books, 2011. Is/Was, Insomniac Press, 2008
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In terms of reading, I was able to stage a version of Croak with a dancer and a musician. That was great fun. By way of audience, I love going to the HIJ reading series for the intimacy of that event.
My poem would inevitably be one in which a character splits apart to become multiple versions of herself that speak to each other. There's usually an animal thrown into the mix as well.
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11-Oct-16none3
Adebe D.A.
9175612842
confirmed
adebe_@hotmail.com
Toronto, Ontario
0500
Adebe DeRango-Adem was called a young Can adian author to watch in 2016 by Canada's current parliamentary poet laureate, the prolific George Elliott Clarke. A former student of Anne Waldman and Amiri Baraka through the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, Adebe is the author of two full-length poetry collections: Ex Nihilo ("nee-hill-oh") and Terra Incognita. Ex Nihilo was nominated for the prestigious Dylan Thomas Prize, while Her most recent book, Terra Incognita, published in 2015, was a finalist for the Pat Lowther award. The book explores various racial discourses and interracial crossings both buried in the grand narratives of history and the everyday experiences of being mixed-race. Poems from the collection were also longlisted for the inaugural Cosmonauts Avenue Poetry Prize, as judged by award-winning American poet Claudia Rankine.
9175612842
Toronto, ON
2016-10-11no
Adebe DeRango-Adem was called a young Canadian author to watch in 2016 by Canada’s current parliamentary poet laureate, the prolific George Elliott Clarke. A former student of Anne Waldman and Amiri Baraka through the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, Adebe is the author of two full-length poetry collections: Ex Nihilo ("nee-hill-oh") and Terra Incognita. Ex Nihilo was nominated for the prestigious Dylan Thomas Prize, while Her most recent book, Terra Incognita, published in 2015, was a finalist for the Pat Lowther award. The book explores various racial discourses and interracial crossings both buried in the grand narratives of history and the everyday experiences of being mixed-race. Poems from the collection were also longlisted for the inaugural Cosmonauts Avenue Poetry Prize, as judged by award-winning American poet Claudia Rankine.
Third Reader (appsox 9:30 - 9:50)
Yes: (Ex Nihilo $15, Terra Incognita $20)
Yes, Video record my reading
Sea Change (Burning Effigy Press, 2007), Ex Nihilo (Frontenac House, 2010), Terra Incognita (Inanna Publications, 2015)
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Adebe.wordpress.com, Facebook author page: Adebe D.A.
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18-Oct-16
Mike Lummis
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Edward Anki
eddieanki@yahoo.ca
Edward Anki lives in Toronto. His poetry has appeared in (parenthetical), Qwerty, The Chaffin Journal, and Mad Poets Review, among others. He has also been featured on several Reading Series, including BoneShaker, Blue Coffee, Wild Writers, and Slackline. Edward has previously performed stand-up comedy and at the age of eleven was named citizen of the month at Cosburn Middle School. His first published poetry collection, Remote Life, was released by BareBackPress in 2014.
416-889-6015
Toronto, ON
2016-10-18no
Edward Anki lives in Toronto. His poetry has appeared in (parenthetical), Qwerty, The Chaffin Journal, and Mad Poets Review, among others. He has also been featured on several Reading Series, including BoneShaker, Blue Coffee, Wild Writers, and Slackline. Edward has previously performed stand-up comedy and at the age of eleven was named citizen of the month at Cosburn Middle School. His first published poetry collection, Remote Life, was released by BareBackPress in 2014.
First Reader (approx 8:15 - 8:35)
Remote Life: $10.00
No, Don't record my reading
“Good Times” (parenthetical). Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (2016) “Worthy Stench,” “Niagara Falls,” “Cleaner,” “Playmate” AND SO ON . . . The BareBack Anthology. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8G-4W3 (2016). REMOTE LIFE. BareBackPress. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8G-4W3 (2014) “Tournament,” “Breakup,” “Reunion,” “Lesson Unlearned,” “Pricks,” “Shift's End,” and “Score” BareBackMagazine. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8G-4W3 (2014). “An Aging Bachelor” Qwerty. University of New Brunswick, Dept. of English. P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton NB E3B 5A3 (2012). “Evaporation,” “Incomplete,” “December 31st” “Noise” “Vacation” The Chaffin Journal. Dept. of English, Case Annex 467, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond KY 40475-3102. (2008, 2009, 2011) “Remote Life” Mad Poets Review. Mad Poets Society, P.O. Box 1248, Media PA 19063-8248. (2010). “Remote Life” Plain Spoke. 6199 Steubenville Road SE, Amsterdam OH 43903. (2009). “Tunnel Vision,” “The Moment After,” “Sanity,” and “Heavy Balls” Left Behind: A Journal of Shock Literature. 832 Shasta Dr., Colton CA 92324 (2008, 2009).
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https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008190876934
It's difficult to identify the best poetry experience I've ever had, although I was recently electrified by Raegan Butcher's "Stone Hotel: Poems from Prison.'
The Value of Death
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18-Oct-16
Mike Mike Lummis
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Mike Lipsius
confirmed
lipsius@gmail.com
Toronto, Ontario
0500
Mike Lipsius has a finger in many pies, from an educational background in journalism, to a day job in accounting software, and interests in literature, beer, baseball and other things. His last chapbook, Lessons in Gravity was published in 2014.
4162625286
Toronto, ON
2016-10-18no
Mike Lipsius has a finger in many pies, from an educational background in journalism, to a day job in accounting software, and interests in literature, beer, baseball and other things. His last chapbook, Lessons in Gravity was published in 2014.
No Preference
Yes. Lessons in Gravity $10
Yes, Video record my reading
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I can't limit to one. There have been many readings I've been lucky enough to see over the years where I've sat thinking to myself, "Wow, this is so good.
Fighting against change and realizing while I was fighting it happened anyway.
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18-Oct-16
Mike Lummis
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Laura McRae
647-295-3655
confirmed
laurakmcrae@gmail.com
Toronto, Ontario
0500
Laura K. McRae is a teacher in Toronto, Ontario where she lives and writes. Her poems have appeared in numerous Canadian and American journals, including The Antigonish Review, Room Magazine, Contemporary Verse 2, Tar River Poetry, and Grain Magazine. Her work is forthcoming in Sugared Water and The Fiddlehead. Her chapbook, Distributaries, was published this past summer by Frog Hollow Press
647-295-3655
Toronto, Ontario
2016-10-18
yes
Laura K. McRae is a teacher in Toronto, Ontario where she lives and writes. Her poems have appeared in numerous Canadian and American journals, including The Antigonish Review, Room Magazine, Contemporary Verse 2, Tar River Poetry, and Grain Magazine. Her work is forthcoming in Sugared Water and The Fiddlehead. Her chapbook, Distributaries, was published this past summer by Frog Hollow Press
First Reader (approx 8:15 - 8:35)
My chapbook, Distributaries, is $14
Record only previously published poems
Distributaries, Frog Hollow Press, 2016
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Facebook : Laura Kathryn McRae
Writing on the cliffs at Yesnaby surrounded by scampering puffins
My poem is the moment you realize that the world will never be the same as the moment you are describing - but that that same, never-to-be-repeated moment has occurred infinite times before and will infinite times again.
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25-Oct-16none1
Al Moritz
confirmed
albert.moritz@utoronto.ca
A. F. Moritz has written more than twenty books of poetry, and has received the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Award in Literature of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and the Ingram Merrill Fellowship. His collection The Sentinel won the 2009 Griffin Poetry Prize, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award, and was a Globe and Mail Top 100 of the Year. His most recent collection is Sequence. He lives in Toronto.
A. F. Moritz has written more than twenty books of poetry, and has received the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Award in Literature of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and the Ingram Merrill Fellowship. His collection The Sentinel won the 2009 Griffin Poetry Prize, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award, and was a Globe and Mail Top 100 of the Year. His most recent collection is Sequence. He lives in Toronto.
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25-Oct-16none2
Donna Langevin
confirmed
donnalangevin@gmail.com
0500
Donna Langevin’s poems have been published in Arc, Antigonish Review, CV2, Descant and Grain. She won first prize in the TOPS Contest (Spring theme, 2008) and third prize in the Food for Thought Anthology, 2016. Winner of the Cyclamens and Swords contest in 2009, she was short-listed for Descant’s Winston Collins Best Poem of the Year, 2010 and won second prize in the GritLIT Poetry Competition in 2014. Donna Langevin’s recent poetry collections include In the Café du Monde, Hidden Brook Press, 2008 and The Laundress of Time, Aeolus Press, 2015. Her plays, The Dinner and Bargains in the New World won the Eden Mills Festival script competitions in 2014 and 2015.
If you don't have funding, I'm happy to read for free. Just glad you're getting Artbar up and running again.
Donna Langevin’s poems have been published in Arc, Antigonish Review, CV2, Descant and Grain. She won first prize in the TOPS Contest (Spring theme, 2008) and third prize in the Food for Thought Anthology, 2016.Winner of the Cyclamens and Swords contest in 2009, she was short-listed for Descant’s Winston Collins Best Poem of the Year, 2010 and won second prize in the GritLIT Poetry Competition in 2014. Donna Langevin’s recent poetry collections include In the Café du Monde, Hidden Brook Press, 2008 and The Laundress of Time, Aeolus Press, 2015. Her plays The Dinner and Bargains in the New World won the Eden Mills Festival script competitions in 2014 and 2015.
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25-Oct-16none3
Ariane Blackman
416-458-6323
confirmed
arianeblackman@yahoo.ca
Toronto, Ontario
0500
Ariane Blackman has been writing poetry since she was about seven. Her first book of published poems, No One Sleeps, was published by LyricalMyrical Press in 2012 - a long time after those first early poems. She is currently working on a memoir about her mother who survived the Second World War in Poland and Russia through her courage and quiet instinct.
416-458-6323
Toronto, Ontario
2016-10-25
No. But I keep meaning to join - hopefully soon
Ariane Blackman has been writing poetry since she was about seven. Her first book of published poems, No One Sleeps, was published by LyricalMyrical Press in 2012 - a long time after those first early poems. She is currently working on a memoir about her mother who survived the Second World War in Poland and Russia through her courage and quiet instinct.
Second Reader (approx 8:50 - 9:15)
No One Sleeps $15
Record only previously published poems
No One Sleeps LyricalMyrical Press
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arianeblackman.com in progress
When I first think of a poem it's unformed - an idea and a feeling with words. My best experience is always when the emotional pieces of that formless poem come together in ways I may not have originally seen.
What a lovely question. My poems are always about the layered meaning beneath the meaning.
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01-Nov-16
Brenda Clews
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Tom Hamilton
confirmed
drtomhamilton@gmail.com
Founder and host of the Toronto Urban Folk Art Salon, Tom has been featured at Linda Stitt's and Norm Cristofoli's Words and Music Salons, The Bohemian Embassy, Café May and the Calgary Readers Series. He has been an Ontario Arts Council Poet in the Schools and has worked in the Salvadoran Artist's Cooperative "Tizon" as well as for the Nicaraguan Institute of Culture. With University of Calgary Endowment funding, he produced "Inside the Words", which traced the rise of Dub Poetry and predicted the spoken word revolution. For this, he received an MA to add to his BA in Anthropology, which focused on comparative oral and literate culture. His PhD research into the literate practices of school- age poets earned him a Doctorate in Education. Dr. Hamilton had been published in the Dalhousie, Hart House, Whetstone, Blue Buffalo, Transforms, Blood & Aphorisms lit. reviews. His books of poetry, "Bellicose Veins" and "Deer Crossing" are available online from Book Baby, Amazon/Kindle and Chapters/Indigo.
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01-Nov-16
Brenda Clews
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Niki Koulouris
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niki.koulouris@yahoo.com.au
Niki Koulouris was born in Melbourne, Australia. Her poetry and prose has appeared in The Cortland Review, Space, Metro Magazine, Subtext Magazine and The Age. A beer enthusiast, she has been known to start spontaneous lists on napkins of her top India Pale Ales. Niki lives in Toronto. Shortlisted for the 2014 Wesley Michel Wright Prize and the ReLit Award, The sea with no one in it is her first book.
6475000394
Toronto ON
2016-11-01
Lapsed member. Have to take care of that.
Niki Koulouris was born in Melbourne, Australia. Her poetry and prose has appeared in The Cortland Review, Space, Metro Magazine, Subtext Magazine and The Age. A beer enthusiast, she has been known to start spontaneous lists on napkins of her top India Pale Ales. Niki lives in Toronto. Shortlisted for the 2014 Wesley Michel Wright Prize and the ReLit Award, The sea with no one in it is her first book.
No Preference
The sea with no one in it. Only $15!
Record only previously published poems
The sea with no one in it.
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http://nikikoulouris.ca/
Signing the Art Bar lamp and reading at the Tip Top Toronto Poets @ the Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair with Dr. George Elliott Clarke and Anna Yin! It's hard to choose.
I'm the Seinfeld of poets; poems about nothing.
Thanks for the opportunity!
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01-Nov-16
Brenda Clews
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Rudy Fearon
416 897 7255
confirmed
rudy.fearon@utoronto.ca
Toronto, ON
0500
Rudy Fearon is a past member of the Art Bar Reading series. He works with the University of Toronto where his papers is being archived by the Tomas Fisher Rare books Library. His books are also published in ebook format by Amazom Kindle.
416 897 7255
Toronto, ON
2016-11-01no
Rudy Fearon is a past member of the Art Bar Reading series. He works with the University of Toronto where his papers is being archived by the Tomas Fisher Rare books Library. His books are also published in ebook format by Amazom Kindle.
No Preference
Books and Cds.
Yes, Video record my reading
Free Soil, Spin, Noise in my mind, Lost Tongues.
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Rudy Fearon
Reading before a live audience.
A poem written is through the thoughts that is flowing through the poet's head at a given time. Therefore I can say what it would be about.
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Claire Kelly
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kellyelclaire@gmail.com
Claire Kelly's first full-length collection, Maunder, will be available from Palimpsest Press in Spring 2017. She has curated a chapbook of emerging Edmonton poets for Frog Hollow Press’s City Series, which is available for purchase at www.froghollowpress.com. She lives and writes in Edmonton.
I am stoked you guys are restarting. I was wondering if there was a slot available for reading in November. I am travelling to Toronto from Edmonton for a wedding and would love to read. I will be there for sure on November 8th. I have a book coming out with Palimpsest Press in the Spring (Maunder) and have a chapbook with Frog Hollow Press (Ur-Moth) that was reviewed in The Malahat Review. I would love to read, but understand if you are already booked up. I plan on travelling to Toronto some time in the Spring for a Toronto launch. I am originally from Ajax, ON, and practice at many open mics in the city before heading to Fredericton for my master's degree. If you need any more information, please let me know.
I don't have one. I am uber-reachable by email.
Edmonton, AB
2016-11-08
yes
Claire Kelly's first full-length collection, Maunder, will be available from Palimpsest Press in Spring 2017. She has curated a chapbook of emerging Edmonton poets for Frog Hollow Press’s City Series, which is available for purchase at www.froghollowpress.com. She lives and writes in Edmonton.
No Preference
Ur-Moth - $20
Yes, Video record my reading
Maunder, Palimpsest Press, 2017; City Series #4 - Edmonton (editor), Frog Hollow Press, 2016; Ur-Moth, Frog Hollow Press, 2014
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Finding out I was getting a full-length collection published.
How the world is a fascinating, baffling, saddening place.
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Jessica Hiemstra
confirmed
jessica.joy.hiemstra@gmail.com
Jessica Hiemstra is a visual artist and poet widely published in literary journals. She was the winner of the Malahat Review’s 2010 Open Season Award for Non-Fiction, a finalist for the 2010 Winston Collins/Descant Prize for Best Canadian Poem, and the winner of the 2009 Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival poetry award. Most recently, Jessica edited and corralled poems along with Gillian Sze for the anthology Translating Horses - the line, the thread, the underside (Baseline Press, 2015). The Holy Nothing is her third trade collection. She's working on a novel she hopes to finish before she dies.
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David Clink
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Lois Lorimer
416 434 0913
confirmed
lois.lorimer@hotmail.com
Scarborough, Ontario
0500
Lois Lorimer is a poet, actor and teacher. Her poetry chapbook Between the Houses, was published by Maclean Dubois in Edinburgh in 2010 and her first collection, Stripmall Subversive was published in 2012. Her poems have appeared in leading literary journals, including: Arc, Literary Review of Canada, as well as in the anthologies The Bright Well (Leaf Press), and Connectivism (Variety Crossing Press). As an actor Lois Lorimer was a member of the Shaw Festival Company, working as well in film and radio drama. Born in Brockville, she now lives on the Scarborough Bluffs where she is finishing her second collection, and teaches educators about the values of Mindfulness.
416 434 0913
Scarborough, Ontario
2016-11-15
yes
Lois Lorimer is a poet, actor and teacher. Her poetry chapbook Between the Houses, was published by Maclean Dubois in Edinburgh in 2010 and her first collection, Stripmall Subversive was published in 2012. Her poems have appeared in leading literary journals, including: Arc, Literary Review of Canada, as well as in the anthologies The Bright Well (Leaf Press), and Connectivism (Variety Crossing Press). As an actor Lois Lorimer was a member of the Shaw Festival Company, working as well in film and radio drama. Born in Brockville, she now lives on the Scarborough Bluffs where she is finishing her second collection, and teaches educators about the values of Mindfulness.
First Reader (approx 8:15 - 8:35)
Stripmall Subversive: $ 10.00
Chapbook : Between the Houses, Edinburgh 2010. Poems in literary journals including Arc, Literary Review of Canada, Hart House Review. Anthologies: The Bright Well (Leaf Press:2012), Connectivism (Variety Crossing Press: 2012) Stripmall Subversive (Variety Crossing, 2012)
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www.loislorimer.com
I really enjoy the fully immersive process of writing poetry, but what seems best, is listening to other poets reading their work in a cozy venue, all ears and hearts on alert, and the Canadian winter swirling around outside. This is when poetry speaks, and can inspire, thrill and uplift us...or just make us feel mellow and connected in a room full of strangers.
I have to say it might likely be about the Scarborough Bluffs. This intrepid, dangerous and intoxicating landscape has captured my imagination. The metaphor of a cliff, a falling away, a leap taken suggests and snares many life events. The beauty of the bluffs beguiles, but there is a sinister aspect that sheltered smugglers and shipwrecks, and other curious happenings always.
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David Clink
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Stanley Fefferman
confirmed
stanleyfefferman@gmail.com
Stanley Fefferman is an eclectic. Mentored by Louis Dudek at McGill, he worked with Barry Callaghan in Toronto and Allan Ginsberg in Boulder, trained in meditation under Chogyam Trungpa, studied photography with Michael Wood and Jack Dale, completed graduate studies in homeopathy with Jeremy Sherr, and certified as a Regression Therapist with Roger Woolger. Forty of his broadcasts aired on CBC National Radio. He has published a memoir, My Andrea, two academic textbooks, hundreds of performance photographs and essays on music in electronic media. Fefferman taught writing at Naropa University’s Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, and in the Atkinson Creative Writing Program at York University where he is Professor Emeritus and a member of the Founders Club. Quattro Books is launching his poetry collection, Home Was Elsewhere in Spring ’17. He is currently working on a book of essays collected under the title: My Resinous Heart.
Stanley Fefferman is writer and educator. Among his publications are:Writing Space (1998), My Andrea (2013), The Healing Fiction (1996), Drugs and World Literature (1972), and Buddhist-Christian Dialogue in Canada (1986). Forty of his broadcasts have aired on CBC National Radio. Hundreds of his essays on music have appeared in electronic media out of Canada and the U.K.. He taught writing at Naropa University’s Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, and founded the Atkinson Creative Writing Program at York University where he is Professor Emeritus. Home Was Elsewhere is his first collection of poetry. He is currently working on a collection of essays for publication under the title My Resinous Heart.
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David Clink
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Charles Taylor
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cltaylor2@sympatico.ca
Charles Taylor is originally from Saskatchewan and has lived in Toronto since 1987. He graduated from The University of Saskatchewan, majoring in English Literature, minoring in Fine Art. He belongs to The Renaissance Revival literary group, as well as two other writers' groups. He writes poetry and prose. For his livelihood, Charles works as a painter/renovator and has his own company.
416-912-0967
Toronto, Ontario
2016-11-15
Ontario Poetry Society
I am originally from Saskatchewan and have lived in Toronto since 1987. I am a graduated of The University of Saskatchewan, majoring in English Literature, minoring in Fine Art. I belong to The Renaissance Revival literary group, as well as two other writers' groups. I write poetry and prose. For my livelihood I work as a painter/renovator and have my own company.
No Preference
No
Yes, Video record my reading
Inclusion in various anthologies, including: Memory and Loss, Ink Bottle Press, 2016; Latchkey Lyricality, A Beret Days Book, 2016; Scarlet Thistles, A Beret Days Book, 2014
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Reading one of the late Nik Beat's poems at a tribute to him in 2014
My poem would be about supernatural occurrences
I have just completed a book of short stories about hockey; as well, I have finished a my first book of poems and will be self publishing the latter
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Allan Briesmaster
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abriesma@ican.net
Allan Briesmaster is a poet, publisher and freelance editor. He is one of the two Executive Directors of Quattro Books, and he also has his own micro press, Aeolus House. Books he has edited have won or been short-listed for several national awards. His poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, and he has given readings and talks and led workshops in venues from Victoria to St. John’s. His most recent full-length books are Against the Flight of Spring (2013), and River Neither (2015). He lives in Thornhill.
416-768-4333
Thornhill, Ontario
2016-11-22
yes
Allan Briesmaster is a poet, publisher and freelance editor. He is one of the two Executive Directors of Quattro Books, and he also has his own micro press, Aeolus House. Books he has edited have won or been short-listed for several national awards. His poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, and he has given readings and talks and led workshops in venues from Victoria to St. John’s. His most recent full-length books are Against the Flight of Spring (2013), and River Neither (2015). He lives in Thornhill.
No Preference
Against the Flight of Spring, $10; River Neither, $10
Yes, Video record my reading
Weighted Light, watershedBooks, 1998; Unleaving, Hidden Brook Press, 2001; The Other Seasons, Hidden Brook Press, 2006; Interstellar, Quattro Books, 2007; Confluences, Seraphim Editions, 2009; Against the Flight of Spring, Quattro Books, 2013; River Neither, Aeolus House, 2015
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www.quattrobooks.ca/books
any time I give a feature reading at the Art Bar
The cherising of "that which is," together with the longing for that which is not and might yet be
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Cathy Petch
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cathypetch@gmail.com
Cathy Charlie Petch is a playwright, spoken word artist, haiku deathmaster, host and musical saw player for The Silverhearts. Petch's new vaudeville play "Mel Malarkey" has toured all over Canada. They have several handsome chapbooks and "Late Night Knife Fights” was published with LyricalMyrical Press. They have been published by Descant, The Toronto Quarterly, Matrix and Joypuke journals. Petch is a member of The League of Canadian Poets and "The Dildettes" a queer spoken word/comedy troupe along with Regie Cabico and David Bateman. Petch was a member of both the 2011 and 2012 Toronto Poetry Slam Teams, was the coach of the 2015 team and is the creative director of "Hot Damn It's A Queer Slam". Petch is happiest onstage. Find out more at www.cathypetch.com
6473771048
Toronto On
2016-11-22
yes
Cathy Charlie Petch is a playwright, spoken word artist, haiku deathmaster, host and musical saw player for The Silverhearts. Petch's new vaudeville play "Mel Malarkey" has toured all over Canada. They have several handsome chapbooks and "Late Night Knife Fights” was published with LyricalMyrical Press. They have been published by Descant, The Toronto Quarterly, Matrix and Joypuke journals. Petch is a member of The League of Canadian Poets and "The Dildettes" a queer spoken word/comedy troupe along with Regie Cabico and David Bateman. Petch was a member of both the 2011 and 2012 Toronto Poetry Slam Teams, was the coach of the 2015 team and is the creative director of "Hot Damn It's A Queer Slam". Petch is happiest onstage. Find out more at www.cathypetch.com
First Reader (approx 8:15 - 8:35)
Yes - Unhuman poems 10 bucks, Download cards Saw Poems, by donation
Record only previously published poems
Unhuman Poems, erroneous press, 2015, Late Night Knife Fights, Lyricalmyrical press 2012
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www.cathypetch.com
Having someone tell me i inspired them to pop their partner's pimples and they loved it
not being embarrassed about embarrassing things
Can't wait
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Dina E. Cox
confirmed
dinacox@sympatico.ca
Dina E Cox is a poet and a musician (French horn), mother to four, and a grandmother to twelve, who hails from New Brunswick, where she returns periodically for inspiration. She only began publishing poetry and occasional freelance articles, after turning fifty. She is a member of the League of Canadian Poets, and Haiku Canada, and a past winner of the Betty Drevniok Award, the premier award for haiku in English, in Canada. Dina published her first collection of poetry, small flames, in 2012 with Signature Editions, and is currently working on a new manuscript of her poetry.
416-458-1999
Unionville, Ontario
2016-11-22
yes
Dina E Cox is a poet and a musician (French horn), mother to four, and a grandmother to twelve, who hails from New Brunswick, where she returns periodically for inspiration. She only began publishing poetry and occasional freelance articles, after turning fifty. She is a member of the League of Canadian Poets, and Haiku Canada, and a past winner of the Betty Drevniok Award, the premier award for haiku in English, in Canada. Dina published her first collection of poetry, small flames, in 2012 with Signature Editions, and is currently working on a new manuscript of her poetry.
Second Reader (approx 8:50 - 9:15)
Yes, I will have a few copies of my first book, small flames with me.
Record only previously published poems
small flames, Signature Editions, 2012
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http://signature-editions.com/index.php/books/single_title/small_flames
Taking my first book, small flames, back to my home province of New Brunswick, and reading in Saint John, Fredericton, and at my alma mater UNBSJ, as this is where I received so much of my poetic inspiration.
This was hard because to be honest, it would be about my growing up in Saint John, New Brunswick, my place of inspiration, and the place I return to for soul-solace, as I think so many of us do, as we get older and begin looking back on our lives. I believe that whatever we write throughout our lives, its catalyst is where and how we were first formed.
I had some trouble with the format above, so hope all reads well, and in particular wasn't able to fill in that I will have copies of my book, small flames, available for $12. If any of my answers don't appear to be complete, please email me for clarification. Also, I honestly don't know how many I will invite, as most people I'd invite live a distance from Toronto, however be assured, I will invite people to come! One more thing, I will be reading both from my small flames, and also will read a couple of poems from my new manuscript.
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Michael Mirolla
905 599 5304
confirmed
mirollamichael@gmail.com
Oakville, ON
Michael Mirolla's publications include the novel Berlin (a 2010 Bressani Prize winner); and the poetry collection The House on 14th Avenue (2014 Bressani Prize). His latest novel Torp: The Landlord, The Husband, The Wife and The Lover was published in the Spring of 2016. Born in Italy and raised in Montreal, Michael now makes his home in the Greater Toronto Area. For more information: www.michaelmirolla.com.
905 599 5304
Oakville, ON
2016-11-29
yes
Michael Mirolla’s publications include the novel Berlin (a 2010 Bressani Prize winner); and the poetry collection The House on 14th Avenue (2014 Bressani Prize). His latest novel Torp: The Landlord, The Husband, The Wife and The Lover was published in the Spring of 2016. Born in Italy and raised in Montreal, Michael now makes his home in the Greater Toronto Area. For more information: www.michaelmirolla.com.
Third Reader (appsox 9:30 - 9:50)
Torp: The landlord, the husband, the wife and the lover ($18.95), Lessons in Relationship Dyads ($15.95), The House on 14th Avenue ($14.95)
Torp (Linda Leith 2016), Lessons in Relationship Dyads (Red Hen Press 2015), The House on 14th Avenue (Signature Editions 2013), The Giulio Metaphysics III (LeapFrog Press 2013), The Ballad of Martin B. (Quattro Books 2011), The Facility (LeapFrog Press 2010), Light and Time (Guernica Editions 2010), Berlin (LeapFrog Press 2009), Interstellar Distances: Distanze Interstellar ( Edizioni Il Grappolo 2009), Hothouse Loves and Other Tales (PublishAmerica 2007), The Formal Logic of Emotion (NuAge Editions 1991)
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www.michaelmirolla.com, https://www.facebook.com/Michael.Mirolla?fref=ts , Twitter: @MichaelMirolla1
Performing Random Acts of Poetry on the streets of Montreal. Getting innocent bystanders to listen to poetry being recited.
Can the "word" become/inhabit the thing it describes?
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Alana Cook
confirmed
alanap.cook@gmail.com
Alana P. Cook graduated from York University in 2011 with an honours degree in Women Studies and Creative Writing. Soon after she volunteered for the Art Bar poetry series for several incredible years. She was recently published in the last issue of "Labour of Love" and back in 2014 won the Beach Digital Media poetry contest for best poem about walking. This later lead to the opportunity to take part in a documentary titled; "Walking: the Wisdom of the Road." where she went on a pilgrimage that spanned 367 km from Montréal to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré this past June. She looks forward to submitting her poetry out there more to see what outlandish and remarkable opportunities it could lead to next.
2016-11-29no
Alana P. Cook graduated from York University in 2011 with an honours degree in Women Studies and Creative Writing. Soon after she volunteered for the Art Bar poetry series for several incredible years. She was recently published in the last issue of "Labour of Love" and back in 2014 won the Beach Digital Media poetry contest for best poem about walking. This later lead to the opportunity to take part in a documentary titled; "Walking: the Wisdom of the Road." where she went on a pilgrimage that spanned 367 km from Montréal to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré this past June. She looks forward to submitting her poetry out there more to see what outlandish and remarkable opportunities it could lead to next.
No Preference
No.
No, Don't record my reading
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A night with a little magic, mischief and mayhem.
Transcendence.
Looking forward.
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Concetta Principe
647-866-4227
confirmed
cvprincipe@rogers.com
Toronto, ON
0500
concetta principe has been writing and publishing prose-poems for several decades. Her books include walking (DC Books), Interference, and the novella, Stained Glass (Guernica Editions). Pieces have appeared in Matrix, The Malahat Review, and Grain, among other literary journals. She currently teaches at York University and Trent University.
647-866-4227
Toronto, ON
2016-11-29
yes
concetta principe has been writing and publishing prose-poems for several decades. Her books include walking (DC Books), Interference, and the novella, Stained Glass (Guernica Editions). Pieces have appeared in Matrix, The Malahat Review, and Grain, among other literary journals. She currently teaches at York University and Trent University.
First Reader (approx 8:15 - 8:35)
Hiroshima (Pedlar, 2016) [not sure about the price for this but I think it's around $18?, "walking" (DC Books, 2013 $15), "Interference" (Guernica Editions, 1999 $12), and "Stained Glass" (Guernica 1997 $12)
Hiroshima (Pedlar, 2016), "walking" (DC Books, 2013), "Interference" (Guernica Editions, 1999), and "Stained Glass" (Guernica 1997), and have published in journals such as The Malahat Review, The Puritan, Matrix, Lemon Hound and Rusty Toque
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not quite sure how to answer this as I use Facebook to share news.
As an audience member, my most memorable best poetry experience was at Scream in High Park. The mood was relaxed and the variety of kinds of poetry was mind-blowing. As a reader, my best poetry experience has been discovering a new poet to love, which happens often, and discovering new ways of expressing life. I love the prose poem and what anyone is doing with it now is totally amazing. As a writer, I have two 'bests': the writing, when it comes, as if something is writing itself through me; as if i've been writing this all before or i am simply following the path of what's here. Sounds pretty romantic era, I know. Overcome by 'inspiration' as if from a divine source. The other best poetry experience is when the work stops moving and stops shaking, as it does in the earlier drafts. This moment when the work has a shape that is solid enough to walk around and check out the details. To bring into focus things I passed over in haste: to stop and check out those flowers and really pay attention to the fact they are just plastic.
Current political issues inspire my writing: I have responded to the cold war, to the failure of relativity in postmodernism, the ethical imperative for us to do something about global warming and to disarm nuclear warheads, to the fear inspired by 9/11 and the critique implied in this attack, to those conditions of oppression or personal suffering that I see around me. Really, the only way to say what do I keep writing about over and over it's the political event that is complicated and demands a thorough, thoughtful and honest response.
how would you like me to send you a picture of me?
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Valentino Assenza
confirmed
valentino.a@sympatico.ca
Valentino Assenza has been a published poet and performing spoken word artist over the last two decades. Valentino Assenza is the author of four chapbooks of poetry and has had numerous pieces of poetry published in various literary journals including Labour Of Love, Mic Check, and Descant Magazine. Valentino has run his own poetry series, sat on the committees for both the Art Bar and the Toronto Poetry Project, and is currently the co-host and co-producer of HOWL Tuesday nights at 10pm on CIUT 89.5FM where he has interviewed the likes of George Elliot Clarke, Sook-Yin Lee, and Nino Ricci.
647-226-7638
Toronto, Ontario
2016-12-06no
Valentino Assenza has been a published poet and performing spoken word artist over the last two decades. Valentino Assenza is the author of four chapbooks of poetry and has had numerous pieces of poetry published in various literary journals including Labour Of Love, Mic Check, and Descant Magazine. Valentino has run his own poetry series, sat on the committees for both the Art Bar and the Toronto Poetry Project, and is currently the co-host and co-producer of HOWL Tuesday nights at 10pm on CIUT 89.5FM where he has interviewed the likes of George Elliot Clarke, Sook-Yin Lee, and Nino Ricci.
Second Reader (approx 8:50 - 9:15)
Make Our Peace With Rattlesnakes - $15.00
Yes, Video record my reading
Make Our Peace With Rattlesnakes (LyricalMyrical Press) - Quiet Confessions Of A Loudmouth (LyricalMyrical Press) - Il Ritorno (Labour Of Love Press) - Wandering Absence (Labour Of Love Press)
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valentinoassenza.wordpress.ca
Just being honest but not entirely sure I understand the question.
Love, memory, spirituality, and beauty
Happy to be a part of the event. Thank you so much for offering and inviting me.
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Julie Cameron Gray
confirmed
juliecamerongray@hotmail.com
Julie Cameron Gray is originally from Sudbury, Ontario. She is the author of Tangle (Tightrope Books, 2013), and Lady Crawford (Palimpsest Books, 2016). Her work has been previously published in Carousel, Event, The Fiddlehead, Prairie Fire, Grain, PRISM International, And The best Canadian poetry in English. She currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Marsha Barber
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Marsha Barber
Marsha Barber is the author of two poetry books: What is the Sound of Someone Unravelling (2011) and All the Lovely Broken People (2015) published by Ottawa’s Borealis Press. Marsha has published in such periodicals as the Literary Review of Canada, The Antigonish Review, The New Quarterly, The Walrus and The Prairie Journal. She has won many awards for her work and been longlisted for the national ReLit prize and shortlisted for the international Bridport Poetry Prize. She is on faculty at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism in Toronto.
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Dead Poets Night with Rowers Reading Series
confirmed
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** In conjunction with Rowers Pub Reading Series
confirmed
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** Change of Venue for this night only - Supermarket, 268 Augusta Avenue.
confirmed
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Puneet Dutt
416.399.1930
confirmed
dutt.puneet@yahoo.com
Toronto, Ontario
0500
Puneet Dutt holds a MA in English from Ryerson University. She is the author of the chapbook PTSD south beach (Grey Borders Books), which was a Finalist for the 2016 Breitling Chapbook Prize. Her work has been published in a number of journals and in Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing. She resides in Toronto with her husband, where she is a creative writing workshop facilitator with the Toronto Writers Collective and is a member of the Arts and Letters. Follow her on twitter @Puneet_Dutt.
416.399.1930
Toronto, Ontario
2016-12-20no
Puneet Dutt holds a MA in English from Ryerson University. She is the author of the chapbook PTSD south beach (Grey Borders Books), which was a Finalist for the 2016 Breitling Chapbook Prize. Her work has been published in a number of journals and in Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing. She resides in Toronto with her husband, where she is a creative writing workshop facilitator with the Toronto Writers Collective and is a member of the Arts and Letters. Follow her on twitter @Puneet_Dutt.
No Preference
chapbook "PTSD south beach" Price $5.00
Chapbook - “PTSD south beach” (Grey Borders Press) (2016) Anthologies Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Fiction, ChiZine Publications, Toronto, ON, 2015 The Molotov Cocktail: Prize Winners Anthology, 4th place, “#BrinkLegislation” (flash fiction) The Molotov Cocktail, Portland, Oregon, TBD. Journals “scars and prayers” (poem) EVENT 44/2, New Westminster, BC, 2015. “with eliot, with us” (poem) White Wall Review, Issue #38, Toronto, ON, 2014. “Salon” (poem) Canadian Literature, Vol. 217, Vancouver, BC, 2013. “Brains, Brains, Brains” (poem) Apex Magazine, Issue #66, Lexington, Kentucky, 2014. “The Lonesome Lunch” (poem) League of Canadian Poets, National Poetry Month’s New Poet Selection, Toronto, 2013. “#BrinkLegislation” (flash fiction, 4th place) The Molotov Cocktail, #FlashFuture Mega-Issue, Portland, Oregon, 2015. PUBLICATIONS (Non-Fiction) “Jamaica Farewell and the Divided World: Guadalupe Muro’s Interview Questionnaire – 10 Questions with the Author of Air Carnation” BookThug Blog, August 1, 2014. “An Interview with Guadalupe Muro, the author of Air Carnation” BookThug Blog, July 28, 2014. “The Romances of Lorca, Odes Like Neruda: The Inspiration and Recording Process Behind Guadalupe Muro’s, Songs For Runaway Girls” BookThug Blog, July 4, 2014. ” ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’: Live readings by Aisha Sasha John and Julie Joosten at the words(on)stages reading series” BookThug Blog, June 24, 2014. “The Mysterious Figure Who Leaves Books All Over the City — My thoughts onAir Carnation by Guadalupe Muro and Other Things” BookThug Blog, June 9, 2014. “Life Actually or Never-Ending Frontiers — The Jacob Wren Interview Part 2”BookThug Blog, May 29, 2014. “ ‘I Have Never Watched Pornography’: Jacob Wren’s Interview Questionnaire – 11 Questions with the Author of Polyamorous Love Song” BookThug Blog, May 27, 2014. “Broken-Winged Blackbirds: A Delicately Scripted Interview with Sandra Ridley” BookThug Blog, May 26, 2014. “A Reading that Made ‘the Audience Feel Pure Joy’ ” BookThug Blog, May 13, 2014.
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One where the audience engages with the poet, through questions.
What is not said.
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Ashley-Elizabeth Best
confirmed
ashley.e.best@gmail.com
ASHLEY-ELIZABETH BEST is from Cobourg, Ontario. She has poetry appearing in The Rusty Toque, Tampa Review, CV2, and Branch Magazine. She recently placed first for poetry in This Magazine's Great Canadian Literary Hunt 2012 and was the poetry runner up for subTerrain Magazine's Lush Literary Awards 2012. She has a chapbook published with Cactus Press called Slow States of Collapse. Currently she lives and writes in Kingston.
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Suparna Ghosh
confirmed
suparna@rogers.com
Suparna Ghosh is a writer and painter. She has published three books of poetry - Sandalwood Thoughts, a collection of poems and drawings, Dots and Crosses, a prose poem with sketches, and Occasionally, a collection of verses. She has released a CD version of Dots and Crosses and a CD based on a ghazal, written and sung in Indo-Persian style. Her writing has been published locally and internationally. Her poem was choreographed and staged at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. She has exhibited her paintings in Toronto, New York, San Francisco, Mumbai, New Delhi.
416 586 9624
Toronto, Ontario
Canadian Authors Association
Suparna Ghosh is a writer and painter. She has published three books of poetry - Sandalwood Thoughts, a collection of poems and drawings, Dots and Crosses, a prose poem with sketches, and Occasionally, a collection of verses. She has released a CD version of Dots and Crosses and a CD based on a ghazal, written and sung in Indo-Persian style. Her writing has been published locally and internationally. Her poem was choreographed and staged at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. She has exhibited her paintings in Toronto, New York, San Francisco, Mumbai, New Delhi.
Second Reader (approx 8:50 - 9:15)
Sandalwood Thoughts, a collection of poems and drawings, $15.00; Dots and Crosses, a prose poem with sketches and CD, $15.00; Occasionally, a collection of verses and CD, Occasioanl Ghazal, $20.00.
Yes, Video record my reading
Sandalwood Thoughts, Dots and Crosses, Occasionally, publisher Battered Silicon Dispatch Box
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www.suparnaghosh.com; facebook:suparna ghosh
Winning the grand prize for the Artists Embassy International Dancing Poetry Competition, and my poem being choreographed and staged at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.
I open the hidden eye to discover unknown emotions, to commune with words and visuals, to capture a silent and elusive moment and give form to one-dimensional thoughts, I open the hidden eye.
Being one of the founding members of the Art Bar, conceived by Allen Sutterfield, I would like to see it thrive in perpetuity, giving a platform to poets new, old, older or ancient...
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20-Dec-16none4spare
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27-Dec-161Closed
confirmed
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3-Jan-171Closed
confirmed
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10-Jan-17
Stanley Fefferman
1
Lucy Brennan
confirmed
lbrennan7109@gmail.com
Lucy Brennan emigrated from Ireland. She lived for twelve years in Montreal, before moving to Toronto and then Whitby, Ontario. She has now returned to Toronto. She received a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing in 1992 from Warren Wilson College, North Carolina. Her poetry has been published in Canada, Ireland, the U.S.A. and the U.K. and her first collection is entitled Migrants All. She is included in The White Page / An Bhileog Bhán, Twentieth Century Irish Women Poets, published by Salmon Publishing (Ireland, 1999 and re-issued) Lucy produced a CD of stories and poems, The Tellings and Mad Sweeney. Lucy is also a playwright. Her play, Daughter of the House, was produced in Toronto in April/May 2008. She is happiest when entertaining an audience, whether with stories, poetry or as an actor. She tapes “talking books” regularly for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind
She was not old enough to know the joy that only sorrow explains...Wanting for company, but glad to be alone.
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10-Jan-17none4spare
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10-Jan-17
Stanley Fefferman
2
Barry Callaghan
confirmed
exile2@sympatico.ca
Barry Morley Joseph Callaghan (born July 5, 1937) is a Canadian author, poet and anthologist.[1] He is currently the editor-in-chief of Exile Quarterly. Born in Toronto, Ontario, he is the son of late Canadian novelist and short story writer, Morley Callaghan. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto.
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10-Jan-17
Stanley Fefferman
3
Marc Di Saverio
confirmed
marc.disaverio.poetry@gmail.com
Marc di Saverio hails from Hamilton, Ontario. His poems and translations have appeared in such outfits as Maisonneuve, Hazlitt and CNQ. In 2015, CNQ Magazine called his first book of poems, Sanatoriums Songs, "the greatest poetry debut from the past 25 years." He was awarded the City of Hamilton Arts Award For Best Emerging Writer in 2016. Forthcoming with Vehicule Press is Ship of Gold: The Essential Poems of Emile Nelligan.
289 788 3602
listed twice
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10-Jan-17none4spare
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17-Jan-17none1
Claudio Duran
confirmed
claudioduranv@gmail.com
Canadian citizen as of October 1978. He came in exile from Chile in October, 1973 through the Canadian Embassy in Chile. At present, Senior Scholar, Department of Philosophy, York University. He has published 7 books of poetry.
647-801-7586
Toronto, Ontario
2017-01-17no
Canadian citizen as of October 1978. He came in exile from Chile in October, 1973 through the Canadian Embassy in Chile. At present, Senior Scholar, Department of Philosophy, York University. He has published 7 books of poetry.
No Preference
Childhood and Exile. $15.00
Yes, Video record my reading
Homenaje (Designed by painter Tatiana Alamos, 19790. 2) After the usual clients have gone home (under which editions, 1982). 3) La Infancia y los exilios (Cuarto Propio, 20060. 4) Childhood and Exile (with translations by Franci Duran. Split Quotation, Ottawa, 2008). 6)
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Reading Childhood and Exile at Type Books in 2009.
Life family memories regrets
Looking forward to reading at Art Bar where I read a number of years ago with 2 other poets and in translation!
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17-Jan-17none2
Vanessa Shields
confirmed
shieldsvanessa@gmail.com
Shields' third book, 'Look At Her' (Black Moss Press) launches in 2016 and is getting rave reviews. Her poetry has been called: raw, feminist, important and life-changing. She lives in Windsor, Ontario with her family. She is the creator and host of Mouth Piece Storytelling, a storytelling series, and she is also the poetry editor for the Windsor Review. For all things Vanessa, please visit: www.vanessashields.com.
519-999-2314
Windsor, ON
2016-02-17
yes
Shields' third book, 'Look At Her' (Black Moss Press) launches in 2016 and is getting rave reviews. Her poetry has been called: raw, feminist, important and life-changing. She lives in Windsor, Ontario with her family. She is the creator and host of Mouth Piece Storytelling, a storytelling series, and she is also the poetry editor for the Windsor Review. For all things Vanessa, please visit: www.vanessashields.com.
No Preference
I Am That Woman (book) $15, Look At Her (book) $15
Yes, Video record my reading
Laughing Through A Second Pregnancy-A Memoir (2011, Black Moss Press), I Am That Woman (2014, Black Moss Press), Look At Her (2016, Black Moss Press), Whisky Sour City (Editor/Black Moss Press, 2014)
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www.vanessashields.com
I love doing Poetry On Demand - I have folks choose some words then I use them to make a poem. It's invigorating, challenging, engaging and helps connect people with poetry!
Love. Always love. And laughter too.
So happy the Art Bar series is in full swing again! Yay! Happy be a part of it.
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17-Jan-17none3sparespare
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17-Jan-17none4
Rosa Arlotto
confirmed
Rosa's debut novel, The Maestro and Margherita, was published by L.R.Hartley Publishers as an ebook and is also available in paperback at Lulu.com. She is the author of two poetry collections, A Record of a Modern Heart and Flowers of Poison, both published by PublishAmerica. She's written short stories, articles and poems for Events Quarterly, an online magazine, and published her short stories in two Moosemeat Chapbook editions. Rosa is currently one of the organizers of The Art Bar Poetry Reading Series and writes for Literary Heist online.
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24-Jan-17
Mike Lummis
none4spare
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24-Jan-17none4spare
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24-Jan-17none1
Steve Venright
confirmed
steve@torporvigil.com
Steve Venright is a visual artist and author whose books include Spiral Agitator (Coach House Books, 2000) and Floors of Enduring Beauty (Mansfield Press, 2007). Through his Torpor Vigil Records label he has released such extraordinary recordings as The Tubular West by singer-composer Samuel Andreyev, and Dreaming Like Mad with Dion McGregor (Yet More Outrageous Recordings of the World’s Most Renowned Sleeptalker). Steve was born in Sarnia, Ontario in 1961. At the age of twenty, he crossed the plains of Southwestern Ontario and has resided in Toronto ever since.
Toronto
2016-01-24no
Steve Venright is a visual artist and author whose books include Spiral Agitator (Coach House Books, 2000) and Floors of Enduring Beauty (Mansfield Press, 2007). Through his Torpor Vigil Records label he has released such extraordinary recordings as The Tubular West by singer-composer Samuel Andreyev, and Dreaming Like Mad with Dion McGregor (Yet More Outrageous Recordings of the World’s Most Renowned Sleeptalker). Steve was born in Sarnia, Ontario in 1961. At the age of twenty, he crossed the plains of Southwestern Ontario and has resided in Toronto ever since.
No Preference
Books ($15): Floors of Enduring Beauty (Mansfield Press, 2007) Spiral Agitator (Coach House Books, 2000)
Yes, Video record my reading
Floors of Enduring Beauty 100p., Mansfield Press, Toronto 2007 Spiral Agitator 128p., Coach House Books, Toronto 2000 Straunge Wunder 64p., Tortoiseshell & Black, Toronto, 1996 Visitations 64p., Underwhich Editions, Toronto, 1986
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http://www.venright.com http://www.torporvigil.com
Not sure: I'm asleep when it happens.
Washing your movies down the train
Welcome back, Art Bar!
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24-Jan-17none2
John Oughton
confirmed
joughton1@gmail.com
Born in Guelph, Ontario, John is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Time Slip, a mystery novel, Death by Traingulation, and over 400 blogs, reviews and articles. He worked closely with Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. He is a member of the Long Dash writing group, and a photographer with one-man shows and book and magazine covers to his credit. He lives in the Beaches.
647 961 9000
Toronto ON
2017-01-24
yes
Born in Guelph, Ontario, John is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Time Slip, a mystery novel, Death by Traingulation, and over 400 blogs, reviews and articles. He worked closely with Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. He is a member of the Long Dash writing group, and a photographer with one-man shows and book and magazine covers to his credit. He lives in the Beaches.
Second Reader (approx 8:50 - 9:15)
Vertex/Vertigo chapbook, $10; Tine Slip book, $10.00; Death by Traingulation novel $15
Yes, Video record my reading
Vertex/Vertigo, Big Pond Rmours Press, 2016; Death by Triangulation, Neopoiesis, 2015; Time Slip, Guernica Editions, 2010; Count out the Millennium, Pecan Grove Press, 1997; Mata Hari's Lost Words, Ragweed Press, 1988; Gering of Love, Mosaic, 1984.;
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joughton.wix.com/author
Finding out that a self-published book of mine got a bunch of facotry workers reading and discussing poetry
A meditation of what's going on in my head re love, time and mortality, with a joke
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24-Jan-17none3
Stephen Humphrey
confirmed
stephen.humphrey@stephenhumphrey.ca
Stephen Humphrey is a writer, broadcaster and occasionally a poet. He’s responsible for three science documentaries for CBC Radio’s IDEAS – “Generation Mars”, “Once Upon a Planet” and “Dancing in the Dark” – about the intelligence of bees, short-listed for the prestigious New York Festival Award. “Odes to Solitary Bees,” a series of five-line tanka about lesser-known indigenous bees and wasps, have appeared in videos, on scrolls and wood-burned into an “audio bee booth” at the High Park Nature Centre. He’s currently working on “Jewel and the World Hammer”, a space opera to be published in 2018.
416-660-2456
Toronto
2017-01-24no
Stephen Humphrey is a writer, broadcaster and occasionally a poet. He’s responsible for three science documentaries for CBC Radio’s IDEAS – “Generation Mars”, “Once Upon a Planet” and “Dancing in the Dark” – about the intelligence of bees, short-listed for the prestigious New York Festival Award. “Odes to Solitary Bees,” a series of five-line tanka about lesser-known indigenous bees and wasps, have appeared in videos, on scrolls and wood-burned into an “audio bee booth” at the High Park Nature Centre. He’s currently working on “Jewel and the World Hammer”, a space opera to be published in 2018.
No Preference
No.
Yes, Video record my reading
2
Not pointing at the moon.
A haiku
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31-Jan-17none4spare
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31-Jan-17none1
Luciano Iacobelli
Cancelled
liacobelli1@yahoo.com
LUCIANO IACOBELLI IS A NATIVE TORONTONIAN , WHO IS THE AUTHOR OF 4 full length poetry books, including THE EXAMINED LIFE, published in Decemberv2016 by Guernica Editions. He is co owner of Quattro Books and sole owner of Lyricalmyrical press.
4168937979
Toronto
2017-01-31no
LUCIANO IACOBELLI IS A NATIVE TORONTONIAN , WHO IS THE AUTHOR OF 4 full length poetry books, including THE EXAMINED LIFE, published in Decemberv2016 by Guernica Editions. He is co owner of Quattro Books and sole owner of Lyricalmyrical press.
No Preference
The Examined life. (I5 Dollars)
Yes, Video record my reading
The Angel Notebook (Seraphim editions, 2007) Paintimg Circles (mantis editires. 2010) Book of Disordes (Quattro Books 2011) The Examined Life (Gurrnica Editions 2016)
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Winning 1500 dollars at a poetry contest way back in 1990. The contest was sponsored by a reading series cslled The Poetry Sweatshop
My poem would be about how even from the rubble of language and life we are able to find enough resources to continue thinking, communicating, and sometimes loving.
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31-Jan-17
Adebe D. A.
none1
Dane Swan
confirmed
Dane Swan's second book A Mingus Lullaby has been reviewed in Vallum Magazine and Quill and Quire. Poetry journal Oratorealis listed the collection in their Publisher's favourites -- Canadian Poetry 2016 list. Swan's work has been published in North America, Europe and the Caribbean.
Toronto
2017-01-31no
LUCIANO IACOBELLI IS A NATIVE TORONTONIAN , WHO IS THE AUTHOR OF 4 full length poetry books, including THE EXAMINED LIFE, published in Decemberv2016 by Guernica Editions. He is co owner of Quattro Books and sole owner of Lyricalmyrical press.
No Preference
The Examined life. (I5 Dollars)
Yes, Video record my reading
The Angel Notebook (Seraphim editions, 2007) Paintimg Circles (mantis editires. 2010) Book of Disordes (Quattro Books 2011) The Examined Life (Gurrnica Editions 2016)
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31-Jan-17
Adebe D. A.
none2
Barry Olshen
confirmed
bolshen@glendon.yorku.ca
Barry has lived in Toronto for half a century. He is Professor Emeritus, Senior Scholar at Glendon college, York University, and is currently working as a registered psychotherapist in private practice. Both of these careers inform his poetry.
647-929-6182
Toronto, ON
2017-01-31no
Barry has lived in Toronto for half a century. He is Professor Emeritus, Senior Scholar at Glendon college, York University, and is currently working as a registered psychotherapist in private practice. Both of these careers inform his poetry.
Third Reader (appsox 9:30 - 9:50)
Love Learned (Quattro Press, 2016), $18.00.
Yes, Video record my reading
Previous publications include five books and numerous articles on modern literature (especially the works of novelist John fowles), drama and theatre history, literary theory, and the literature of the Hebrew Bible, as well as a chapbook of poetry (Memory Rooms, LyricalMyrical Press, 2002, 2004).
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Elegies for those taken too soon.
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31-Jan-17
Adebe D. A.
none3
Karen Mulhallen
confirmed
karenmulhallen@rogers.com
Karen has published and lectured in Canada, the States and Europe on literature and art. She has published 22 books and many essays .. Her new book of poems will be published by Tightrope Books in March of 2017. She will read from Seasons in an Unknown Key and from other poems
2016-01-31
yes
Karen has published and lectured in Canada, the States and Europe on literature and art. She has published 22 books and many essays .. Her new book of poems will be published by Tightrope Books in March of 2017. She will read from Seasons in an Unknown Key and from other poems
Second Reader (approx 8:50 - 9:15)
$15 for Fishing Poems or for Code Orange an Emblazoned Suite( bilingual edition translated into French by Nancy Huston
Yes, Video record my reading
Too many--how o you want me to handle this?
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karenmulhallen.com
devastation and beauty int he physical and human world
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31-Jan-17
Adebe D. A.
none4spare
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07-Feb-17none4spare
88
7-Feb-17
Mike Lipsius
none1
Elizabeth Greene
confirmed
egreene4@cogeco.ca
Elizabeth Greene has published three collections of poetry, The Iron Shoes, Moving and Understories. Her novel, A Season Among Psychics, is scheduled to appear from Inanna in 2018. She has edited a selection of Adele Wiseman's poetry, The Dowager Empress, scheduled to appear from Inanna in 2018 or 2019. In an earlier incarnation, she taught English at Queen's University, including Contemporary Canadian Women Writers.
613-328-3276
Kingston, Ontario
2016-02-07
yes
Elizabeth Greene has published three collections of poetry, The Iron Shoes (Hidden Brook, 2007), Moving (Inanna 2010) and Understories (Inanna, 2014. Her novel A Season Among Psychics is forthcoming from Inanna in the spring of 2018. She has edited The Dowager Empress: Selected Poems of Adele Wiseman, also forthcoming from Inanna. She lives in Kingston.
Second Reader (approx 8:50 - 9:15)
Yes. Understories (Inanna, 2014). &15. at reading. Moving (Inanna, 2010) $15. at reading.
Yes, Video record my reading
We Who Can Fly: Poems, Essays and Memories in Honour of Adele Wiseman (Cormorant, 1997). The Iron Shoes (Hidden Brook, 2007), Moving (Inanna, 2010), Understories (Inanna, 2014).
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www.elizabethgreene.ca and I'm on Facebook.
Oct. 18, 2016--reading a commissioned poem for the Ban Righ Centre's programme Inspiring Women--on the same programme as Shelagh Rogers and Sarah Harmer. Best workshops with Barry Dempster 2009, 2011 in Chile.
I TRY not to write the same poem over and over. Themes: loss, home, transformation, mother issues, art/poetry.
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7-Feb-17none2
Kath MacLean
confirmed
kemmac@telus.net
Recognized as one of Edmonton’s most eclectic poet-performers, Kath MacLean’s unique muse and creative delivery attract attention wherever she reads. Known for rich images, “breath-taking lyricism” and musicality, her award-winning poetry, prose, and non-fiction is generating critical acclaim across Canada.
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7-Feb-17none3
Matt Robinson
Confirmed
matt.robinson@smu.ca
Matt Robinson’s Some Nights It’s Entertainment; Some Other Nights Just Work was released by Gaspereau Press in 2016. Others include a fist made and the un-made (Gaspereau, 2013), which was shortlisted for the bpNichol Chapbook Award, as well as Against the Hard Angle (ECW, 2010), no cage contains a stare that well (ECW, 2005), and A Ruckus of Awkward Stacking (Insomniac, 2000), which was nominated for the Gerald Lampert and ReLit Awards. His poems have featured in numerous anthologies, in HRM’s Art in Public Places initiative, and screened at both the Halifax Independent Filmmakers’ Festival and the Atlantic Film Festival.
902.471.6872
Halifax, NS
2017-02-07
Not @ present; may be rejoining
Matt Robinson’s Some Nights It’s Entertainment; Some Other Nights Just Work was released by Gaspereau Press in 2016. Others include a fist made and the un-made (Gaspereau, 2013), which was shortlisted for the bpNichol Chapbook Award, as well as Against the Hard Angle (ECW, 2010), no cage contains a stare that well (ECW, 2005), and A Ruckus of Awkward Stacking (Insomniac, 2000), which was nominated for the Gerald Lampert and ReLit Awards. His poems have featured in numerous anthologies, in HRM’s Art in Public Places initiative, and screened at both the Halifax Independent Filmmakers’ Festival and the Atlantic Film Festival.
No Preference
BOOKS & CHAPBOOKS: Some Nights It’s Entertainment; Some Other Nights Just Work (Gaspereau Press, 2016) - $15 // a fist made and then un-made (chapbook) (Gaspereau Press, 2013) - $5 // no cage contains a stare that well (ECW Press, 2005) - $5 // how we play at it: a list (ECW Press, 2002) - $5 // ASSORTED BROADSIDES: $5 - $30 each
Yes, Video record my reading
BOOKS & CHAPBOOKS Some Nights It’s Entertainment; Some Other Nights Just Work (Gaspereau Press, 2016) ISBN: 978-1-55447-163-8 a fist made and then un-made (chapbook) (Gaspereau Press, 2013) ISBN: 9781554471317 Against the Hard Angle (ECW Press, 2010) ISBN: 9781550229158 Against the Hard Angle (chapbook) (Greenboathouse Press, 2009) ISBN: 978-1-894744-26-3 no cage contains a stare that well (ECW Press, 2005) ISBN: 1-55022-711-4 tracery & interplay (chapbook) (Frog Hollow Press: Victoria, BC, 2004) ISBN: 0-9732776-1 how we play at it: a list (ECW Press, 2002) ISBN: 1-55022-551-0 A Ruckus of Awkward Stacking (Insomniac Press, 2000) ISBN: 1-895837-86-3
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http://mattrobinsonpoet.wordpress.com
Getting a draft to a certain state is great. The travel that"ve been able to do through poetry -- collectively -- has been amazing though.
Uncertainty, I suppose.
Thanks for the opportunity!
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07-Feb-17none4spare
92
14-Feb-17none4spare
93
14-Feb-17
Valentino Assenza
Valentino Assenza
1
Valentines
Confirmed
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14-Feb-17none4spare
95
21-Feb-17
Rudy Fearon
none4spare
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21-Feb-17
Rudy Fearon
Rudy Fearon
1
Black History month
Confirmed
97
21-Feb-17
Rudy Fearon
none4
Cara-Lynn and Clifton Joseph
s literary magazines and journals. Her debut collection What Became My Grieving Ceremony was awarded the Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry in 2015 and her work was recently selected for inclusion in Tightrope Press' Best Canadian Poetry in English 2016. Her follow up collection, Cartograph, will be released in the Spring.
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Cara-Lyn Morgan
caralynmorganpoetry@gmail.com
647-227-1575
Vaughan, ON
2017-02-21no
Cara-Lyn Morgan's work has appeared in a variety of literary magazines and journals, and was recently included in Tightrope Press' Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2016 edition. Her debut collection, What Became My Grieving Ceremony, won the Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry and her follow-up collect, Cartograph, will be released in the Spring.
No Preference
What Became My Grieving Ceremony, minimal copies
Yes, Video record my reading
What Became My Grieving Ceremony, Thistledown Press 2014; Cartograph, Thistledown Press 2017
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28-Feb-17none4spare
100
28-Feb-17none1
Jovan Vuksanovich
confirmed
rollingzen@gmail.com
Jovan Vuksanovich is a Canadian Poet, just recently back from living in San Francisco, presently residing in Toronto, published in literary journals, periodicals, poetry magazines, in Canada, U.S.A., Europe, and India. For the past 12 years, he has been presenting his poetry to audiences in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Victoria, Warsaw, New York, Maui, Seattle, and San Francisco. In 2008, he recorded a CD of 9 poems entitled 'Deviant Melody'. October 2009, Jovan was invited to Warsaw, Poland as 'Feature Poet' (in English) to perform at 5 European literary events over a two week period. 'Jovan's poetry has been ascribed to the lineage of symbolists and surrealists, with cascading, provocative images oscillating between vivid imagined landscapes and bitter doses of reality. His poetry brings paradoxes to light through a noble rebellion cross-hatched with irreverent humour.' Jovita Berlin October 2015, Jovan published a book of his poems entitled NARCOTICA with Ithycon publishing in San Francisco.
514 349 8601
Toronto, ON
2017-02-28no
Jovan Vuksanovich is a Canadian Poet, just recently back from living in San Francisco, presently residing in Toronto, published in literary journals, periodicals, poetry magazines, in Canada, U.S.A., Europe, and India. For the past 12 years, he has been presenting his poetry to audiences in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Victoria, Warsaw, New York, Maui, Seattle, and San Francisco. In 2008, he recorded a CD of 9 poems entitled 'Deviant Melody'. October 2009, Jovan was invited to Warsaw, Poland as 'Feature Poet' (in English) to perform at 5 European literary events over a two week period. 'Jovan's poetry has been ascribed to the lineage of symbolists and surrealists, with cascading, provocative images oscillating between vivid imagined landscapes and bitter doses of reality. His poetry brings paradoxes to light through a noble rebellion cross-hatched with irreverent humour.' Jovita Berlin October 2015, Jovan published a book of his poems entitled NARCOTICA with Ithycon publishing in San Francisco.
Third Reader (appsox 9:30 - 9:50)
Book entitled NARCOTICA, $20
Yes, Video record my reading
Contemporary Literary Review India, Requiem Magazine, Ygdrasil:A Journal of the Poetic Arts, The Sound of Poetry Review, Poets Against War, Burningword Literary Journal, Wax Poetryand Art, Eskimo Pie, the Poetry Magazine
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Jovan Vuksanovich ( Rollingzen ) on Facebook
Feature Poet at 5 European Literary Events in Warsaw Poland
waking from the common dream
Jovan's poetry has been ascribed to the lineage of symbolists and surrealists, with cascading, provocative images oscillating between vivid imagined landscapes and bitter doses of reality. His poetry brings paradoxes to light through a noble rebellion cross-hatched with irreverent humour.' Jovita Berlin
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